The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition
Thought of the price being a little much till i saw what was in it
Here's my break down ^^
Just look at it!!!
okay first thing i would like to say is im a big gamer love games its my pashion ever since i was little. This game is something ive myself been dreaming of for along time i mean the whole thing im talking about is just everything is interactive and just all the verity of thing you can do that make it feel like you are in a real world. okay now lets get to the CO it is for people who are excited and true fans it is totally worth the 150 because if you look up the statue from PVC they run from 50 dollars to 300 dollars and buy the look of the detail of this statue it looks like it is on the top end of that price range. okay now the artbook. it is over 200 pages and FULLY colored which would sell in retail stores from anywhere from 75-150 dollars depending on who its by. and now the behind the scenes is worth 15dollars so even on the low end of the price ranges it is 205 dollars if getting it separated so i believe it is well worth the money. CANT WAIT PLEASE COME FAST >.<
I personally can't wait for Skyrim to release for a few reasons. On top of having the most visually stunning graphics to date, seemingly endless gameplay, and need i say....DRAGONS...not cruddy, odd ball looking dragons like we have seen in other games either, there are a lot of other awesome titles being released around the same time. While people may say, where am i gonna get the money or time for all these new games, i say by time my two month stretch of playing nothing but skyrim is over (i would probably still have more things to explore) all the other games prices will have been slashed. maybe not by much, but still. All in all...i have over 500 hours put into Oblivion and i know there is still things i havent done in there, so i imagine a better looking, more advanced Elder Scrolls Skyrim is gonna have my attention for weeks, and playability for not just a few months, but years!! Bethesda is epic, and no other game company is better at what they do then those guys over there. i will happily give them $150 for this edition. why not spend a little money to help advance an amazing company to even greater heights, and even greater games.
Well Worth It
First off, there are a lot of people complaining about the price of the Collector's Edition. They're complaining that "all you get is a statue, a DVD, and an art book for $90 extra dollars." Well if anyone would do a little research, they could see that it's a very fair price for what you're getting.
The statue alone is worth the price. If you look up the people who are making the statue (IP Factory), you would see that the statues they usually make and sell are between $200-$325. Factor is this is a mass produced statue, but still limited in the fact that you can only get it via this Collector's Edition, then $90 is fair.
Taking that into account, the art book and DVD are just extras. The art book alone is probably worth AT LEAST $20. They can be expensive to make considering the quality of materials to make the covers, pages, and the quality and large amount of ink required for the art (I'm comparing this to the beautiful WoW Cataclysm art book that I own from the Collector's Edition)
In the end, $150 is well worth it. Many people complain about the price for what you get, but consider this; it's a *Collector's Edition*. It's meant for collectors, not casual game buyers.
I'm going out today to pre-order this. I can't wait until it's released.
Ok, so seriously. SKYRIM!!!!! This game is amazing!!! The CE is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! My whole room is showcased with everything I can get my hands on thats Skyrim. I want a poster though too, and maybe some action figures haha. But I've played TES since I was 6, I'm almost 18. The 1st elder scrolls was released the same year that I was born =) I LOVE Morrowind, Love Oblivion, and LOVE Skyrim. Everybody buy this no doubt, get it while you can, the CE is AMAZING and definitely worth it, Every penny. Overall, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE ART BOOK MORE THAN ANYTHING!!! The Dragon(Alduin) is AMAZING. The Dragon Wall(The wall that hold the language of the Dova's) could be better but oh well. The video, I'm waaayyy to busy playing to watch haha, and the CE case of the game is LEGIT!!!! So everyday when I get home, I walk in my ES showcased room, dust of and kiss all of my items (While taking extra long to show the love to the Art Book) sit down, and leave the U.S for awhile, if only I never had to move from that chair :'( But anyway, if all of theses 10 out of 10 reviews aren't enough for you to go buy it, in fact if your even questioning buying it, somethings wrong. So go DO YOURSELF A favor. GET SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Went ahead and got the CE
I don't think the CE is for everyone. But if you're a hardcore Bethesda fan who loves Morrowind, Oblivion, and Fallout 3, I'd say it's a must have. The statue and art book look really nice, and plus this helps Bethesda pay the bills and ensure they keep making great games in the future! The games this company makes are truly one of a kind.
Use your brains!
As others have said, this is a COLLECTORS addition. If you are not a huge Bethesda buff or a collector then obviously this is going to seem overpriced. If you are just a casual gamer then buy the regular version, don't complain. The statue itself is worth more than $90, look up IP Factory. Seriously guys, stop complaining, no one is making you buy this. Just buy the regular version if $150 is too much. I for one will be buying this. I feel that this will be one of Bethesda's finest games and will certainly set a new standard for the entire role-playing genre. I would like to be able to say that I have the collectors addition. I am particularly excited for the art book, being an artist myself. And the statue will look great in my game cabinet guarding my loot!
I have to take off work!!!
This game is going to be game of the year I just know it. In all the game releases I've been to I never once taken off work. This time is different I have to tell my boss I'm going out of town. I'm not lying. It's true, IM GOING TO SKYRIM FOR THE WEEKEND!!!
Worth It? Not for Me
Skyrim will be an amazing game, no doubt. Sixty dollars is definitely worth an expansive game like this one. But paying an extra $90 for a statue, art book, and video? I am extremely excited for Skyrim, but to me the Collector's Edition isn't worth the money. However, the items in the Collector's Edition will be cool, and it's just a matter of opinion. To some people, an art book means everything, just not for me. Weigh your options, weigh the costs, but I'm sticking with the standard edition. If you want the contents of the Collector's Edition but don't think you can put up the money, I would pre-order standard and sell when Collector's price drops. That's what I did for Halo Reach. Originally $150, Gamestop sold me Legendary Edition new for only $90 a couple months after release. Whatever happens, GET SKYRIM. IT WILL BE AMAZING!
150 DOLLARS FOR THIS?!?
Just when I was about to cancel my original preorder for this game and get this. Thankfully I actually took 5 seconds to read into it. First of all, yes a dragon statue and artwork are awesome and all but with NO exclusive DLC/ADD ON that is a automatic NO. The true meaning of collectors editions are for the excusive DLC that it brings that you won't be able to get. For example, Mass Effect 3 at 80 dollars gives you DLC. Weapons and a robot dog for the ship. Sure you might say oh that's not much, but HEY you are only paying 80 dollars compared to the 150 this sucker is going to cost you! Fallout New Vegas gave you DLC as well as many other games with collector editions. I am a true fan of this game. I have been playing it since Morrowin and have spent thousands of hours of these games. But I know a good deal and a rip off, if you have the money to waste go ahead. But honestly if you are speaking something that will actually impact your game, it won't. It's just geeky collectables that don't effect your game whatsoever.